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Twitch Begins New Journey in Pokémon Crystal

Posted by Andrew Karklins

Our adventure continues in Johto, in colour!

Twitch Plays Pokémon has become an icon of the internet community and truly displays possibilities that arise when thousands of individuals work together to accomplish a goal. On Saturday, the group finished Pokémon Red, after sixteen straight days of training, sadness, and excitement. Now, with a massive army of followers, the series has begun a new adventure in the region of Johto.

Twitch Plays Pokémon began the stream of Pokémon Crystal early on Sunday at 7am EST (12pm GMT) and in a relatively short amount of time has made a good deal of progress. Eight hours after beginning the journey, the team has managed to beat Falkner, the Flying-type gym leader and obtain Johto’s first badge. At this point in the original stream, the stream had yet to obtain the first badge in the Kanto region.

However, all great things come at a cost. While the excitement of a new region, new Pokémon, and a new adventure await, some changes were added to the formula. The main change is in relation to the democracy and anarchy mode. Now, at the beginning of every hour, the stream will automatically enter democracy mode. In order to exit democracy mode and return to the standard anarchy mode, anarchy has to be the top voted command after thirty seconds. While many fans have shown dislike to this new formula, it will allow the group to move through challenging areas more easily and quickly, as a democracy will be enacted every hour. We're looking at you Pokémon Tower.

At this point in the early hours of the stream, how is the team shaping up? To begin, the stream selected the name AJDNNW for our trainer and kept the preset name Silver for the rival. The stream chose Totodile, the Water-type, as a starter Pokémon and so far, has captured a Pidgey, Sentret, and Caterpie. Right now, our current objective seems to conquer the Sprout Tower and prepare for the next gym battle against Whitney and her infamous Miltank.

Are you watching the antics of AJDNNW in Johto? In the case of this writer, I have been watching the stream continuously throughout the day. Let us know in the comments below.

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User Comments (24)

Phantom_R

#1

Phantom_R said:

Twitch Plays Pokemon Red will go down in history as a legendary narrative... But Crystal will probably be weighed down by forced memes.

Lebon14

#2

Lebon14 said:

"prepare for the next gym battle against Whitney and her infamous Miltank."
That's the 3rd Gym, not the first! The first one is a Flying gym and I don't remember the gym leader's name. Been too long.

Senario

#6

Senario said:

I dislike the democracy mode as the streams original allure was a ton of people playing pokemon all at once chaotically

ValentineMeikin

#8

ValentineMeikin said:

Democracy Mode allows for LESS completely random moments where people are causing almost laughable screw-ups by simply countermanding what people actually want to happen.

As the article says, with adding Democracy Mode, they've only had one major clanger, with the trainer's name, and have blitzed through the early game.

Mecha_Boo

#10

Mecha_Boo said:

Ugh I enjoy watching the stream but i'm about ready for this fad to die. the jokes are very forced and people are making it out to be more amazing than it really is.

Klinny

#11

Klinny said:

This is awesome, cause I never get tired of listening to Joey talk about his Rattata.

bizcuthammer

#12

bizcuthammer said:

They may hate the democracy thing now, but it 'll come in handy big time when they eventually reach the ice path.

WiiLovePeace

#16

WiiLovePeace said:

The only sad part about the new game is that mostly everyone has ditched the Helix religion & is now forcing everyone to not even mention it anymore. I loved the Helix religion, I thought it was hilarious. It was just really fun. I really don't understand people who say it's old, overused & unfunny, when just a day ago we were all really enjoying it. Things should never age that fast in my book. I was hoping we would add a new chapter to the Helix religion & evolve the story rather than try to completely erase it & start something new (which is impossible anyway). Now it feels like the community has become fragmented & unfun to a degree. Oh well. I'll always wave the flag of the Helix religion, even as we move forward into future generations of Pokemon. waves flag

Theober555

#17

Theober555 said:

@ValentineMeikin, actually, up until the point where I went to bed last night (much later thn the first gym badge) democracy mode had always been voted off as soon as it came on. And there was no lack of blunders, we were on the first route in the game for about 3 hours, as well as nicknames for Sentret and Caterpie :P

Xtremetdifan

#20

Xtremetdifan said:

@Senario exactly! I watched the stream twice and it's not the same it was always funny to me to see someone type down and fall off a ledge now it's like watching someone play Pokemon....

kyuubikid213

#21

kyuubikid213 said:

Started playing today... Sadly, the new formula only allows for no progression.

In democracy mode, it's impossible to get anywhere with hundreds of requests for "A" when we're stuck in a menu trying to teach a Caterpie Cut.

KingMike

#23

KingMike said:

Last I knew we were consulting Lord Game Boy Printer, and starving the laser-gator evolution.

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